IND vs PAK / One decision of Babar Azam can have a heavy impact on Pakistan!

Vikrant Shekhawat : Sep 11, 2023, 12:30 PM
IND vs PAK: A great Super 4 match is being played between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023. Although the date of the match was 10th September, for which the fans were eagerly waiting, but Team India's batting could not even be completed when in the meanwhile rain came and the match could not be restarted. Amidst the fear of rain, ACC i.e. Asian Cricket Council had already announced that a reserve day will be kept for this match. If the match cannot be completed on 10th then it can be held on 11th September also. In such a situation, if the weather remains clear today and there is no rain, then the remaining match will start from the same place where it had stopped on the first day. Meanwhile, a decision of Pakistan captain Babar Azam seems to be weighing heavily on the team. Let's talk about that.

Pakistani captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Actually, in this Asia Cup match being played between India and Pakistan, Pakistani captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first, that is, Team India was called to bat. Earlier in this Asia Cup, when Rohit Sharma won the toss, he had decided to bat first. Then the pace battery trio of Pakistan had badly demolished the top order of the Indian team. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf troubled the Indian batsmen a lot and apart from Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli also got out cheaply and went to the pavilion. After this Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya took charge. Due to these, the Indian team was able to reach a respectable score. However, due to rain this match was washed out and could not be completed.

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill made aggressive attacks from the very first over.

This time in the Asia Cup, when Babar Azam won the toss, perhaps the memories of the previous match must have been fresh in his mind, so without thinking anything, he decided to bowl first. But this time the matter turned out to be different. This time captain Rohit Sharma attacked from the beginning. Shaheen Shah Afridi made his intentions clear by hitting a six in the very first over. After this, as soon as Shubman Gill got a chance, he too did not lag behind and went after Shaheen with all his might. Both of them first took the team's score to 50 and soon the score crossed 100. Meanwhile, there were some occasions where Indian batsmen got into trouble and Pakistan had a chance to take wickets, but it could not happen. Within some time, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill completed their respective half-centuries.

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill completed their half-centuries, added more than 100 runs for Team India.

In this match, Team India's first score fell when the total score had reached 121. Rohit Sharma became the victim of Shadab Khan after scoring 56 runs in 49 balls. After this, after scoring 58 runs on 52 balls, Shubman Gill was sent to the pavilion by Shaheen Shah Afridi. At that time Team India's score was 123 runs. After this, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul took charge. But only a few more minutes of the match were over when the rain came and did not stop till the end. If seen this way, Team India is currently scoring runs at an average of around six. If this continues then the Indian team can score around 300, which will not be easy for Pakistan to chase. In such a situation, it can be said that the decision of Pakistani team captain Babar Azam to bowl first after winning the toss may not prove to be a burden on the Pakistani team.